Government readies hundreds of buses to support Asian Games

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government plans to make available hundreds of buses to facilitate smooth transportation in Jakarta during the 2018 Asian Games scheduled from Aug 18 to Sept 2.

The plan to provide hundreds of buses is part of the three transportation policies to ensure the success of the pan-Asian multi-sport event, Chief of the Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi Transportation Management Board Bambang Prihartono noted in a press statement released on Thursday.

The three policies deal with traffic engineering management, public transportation, and cargo transportation, he noted.

The mode of public transportation includes 107 Transjakarta buses to serve routes leading to the venues of competitions and 204 additional Transjakarta buses to transport private car owners affected by the odd-even license plate policy.

The board will also provide 40 buses for those traveling from hotels to the venues of competitions, 10 buses for those traveling from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport to the venues of competitions, and 41 recreational buses for athletes and officials.

People can travel free of charge on buses plying from the airport and hotels to the venues of competitions as well as on the recreational buses, he stated.

He said the Transportation Ministry will make available the buses traveling from the airport and hotels to the venues of competitions, while the Jakarta provincial government will provide Transjakarta buses and recreational buses.

“We have also urged the Jakarta provincial administration to make Transjakarta bus services free during the Asian Games,” he added.

Source: ANTARA News